With the New York Knicks headed to another disappointing season, Carmelo Anthony is expected to be available on the trade market in the upcoming offseason. According to the latest NBA rumors, Anthony will consider reuniting with Chris Paul and former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson in the Los Angeles Clippers.
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks will miss the playoffs for four consecutive seasons. Despite acquiring quality players last summer, the Knicks’ “Super Team” failed to live up to expectations and struggled to build good chemistry. Knicks president Phil Jackson tried to move Anthony before the trade deadline and planned to undergo a full-scale rebuild.
However, the 10-time NBA All-Star only considered waiving his no-trade clause for selected teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Boston Celtics. Jackson made an offer with the said teams but failed to reach an agreement. As most people think, the Knicks will consider moving Anthony again in the upcoming offseason.
Time for Carmelo Anthony to leave Knicks
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks may consider parting ways this summer. Anthony, 32, is desperate to win his first NBA championship title. With the current situation, it’s unlikely that he’ll win a title in New York. In his seven-year stint with the Knicks, Anthony’s only greatest achievement was reaching the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The 2016-17 NBA season could be the last chance for him to prove himself as the Knicks’ franchise player. Last summer, Knicks president Phil Jackson did everything he can do to surround him with the best supporting cast but they still ended up as a disappointment. According to ESPN’s Jovan Buha, Anthony reflects on his Knicks’ future and whether he can win in New York.
“Honestly, I think about it a lot,” Anthony said. “I try to put everything into perspective. I think about it all. I think about here. I think about the postseason. I think about my teammates. I just think about everything. It’s not just one specific thing that I think about. I think about it a lot. I try to put everything into perspective. I try to hear other people’s advice, other people’s take on it. But at the end of the day, it’s on me.”
Carmelo Anthony trade to LA reunites with CP3, Woodson
Before the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Clipper emerged as the top trade destination for Carmelo Anthony. It’s not been a secret that he plans on teaming up with close pals LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul. James and Wade played together in Miami and already won multiple NBA championship titles.
Meanwhile, Anthony and Paul continue to work hard to have their own. However, with the emergence of Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, winning the championship title this season is a punch to the moon. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Anthony said he’d loved living in Los Angeles across the years.
The Clippers have been looking for an upgrade at the small forward position for years and Anthony will undeniably be a great fit. Aside from reuniting with CP3, Anthony will be working again with former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, who is currently coach Doc Rivers’ assistant. Anthony played his best season under Woodson during the 2012-13 NBA season.
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